Thursday, December 30, 2010

How Did You Do Christmas?

So my last post was a list of some of the ways we do Christmas. And I have to say, for one more year, all that stuff pretty much held true. I had plenty of egg nog. I had my favorite things to eat. I heard all my favorite songs. I ate my favorite foods. And I definitely got the gift I most wanted!

The one thing that turned out to be different? My wife wasn't so hard to buy for this year! And I'll admit, some of that was because she gave me some great ideas on her "wish list". And we even did some shopping together where she purchased some things and I put them under the tree. But I also came up with a fair number of surprises for her - all of which were greatly appreciated.

And it has been a holiday season filled with laughter. Having all three kids in the house, hanging out together, playing games, watching lots of movies - we've just had a lot of fun together. That's not to say three siblings in the house don't bicker a bit. God help me, they do. But it hasn't been too bad. And we've had a lot of fun with them.

It has also been a most relaxing time. This is a year where we've not visited nor been visited by any family. They are all in very different parts of the country this year. So our holiday has been quite, restful, peaceful. No rushing about making sure everything is clean. No preparing extra-special meals for "company". No worries about sleeping in late, going to bed early, taking afternoon naps, or any other aspect of scheduling. So that has been very nice.

All in all, a very good holiday.

And tomorrow evening, just our family and Son1's new girlfriend to ring in the new year. We've got our favorite New Year's Eve foods planned. We'll play some games. Watch a movie. And kiss when the clock strikes midnight.

Here's hoping your holiday and your new year are the best ever!


Anonymous said...

Our holiday was away from home, away from family, so there was no pressure - we didn't even celebrate really.

Going home tomorrow to celebrate NYE with my sister.

- Jazz

Mrs. Chili said...

I LOVE these kinds of holidays, and I'm so happy you got to enjoy them! I got a little bit of that (though I also had the frustrating in-law experiences), and our New Year's celebration will be quiet and low-key, just the way I like it.

I wish you all good things in 2011!



Cocotte said...

Sounds great! Isn't staying home for the holidays grand? Wishing you a wonderful new year! So glad you are back to blogging!

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

secret agent woman said...

I had a peaceful Christmas, with people I love around me. Of course, it passed in a haze of narcotics, so it's hard to say much beyond that.

Happy New Year's to you and yours!

Star said...

Happy New Year! You Christmas sounds like it was awesome. Isn't it great when all the kids are home. And isn't it nice when those that have another place to be go back afterwards?

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